Kenya is where the concept of ‘safari’ began and is renowned for its vast and numerous wildlife reserves. Kenya has endless savannah plains and scorched deserts interrupted by snow-capped mountains, cool highlands and equatorial forests. The scenic coastline possesses the atmosphere of a paradise island and is sprinkled with colourful coral reefs. Kenya varies from the grassy wildlife-rich plains of the Masai Mara to Indian Ocean beaches, forested highlands, acacia-strewn plateaux, towering Mount Kenya, the waters of Lake Victoria and the arid landscapes of the north. Kenya plays host to an almost unrivalled array of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The famous wildebeest herds of the Mara are a small part of the fauna of a country that is associated with Africa's wild savannah.
Witnessing the remarkable phenomenon of the Wildebeest migration
Noted among the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Annual migration of Wildebeest in Kenya is the most exhilarating East African safari event that tops the list of a wildlife spectacle like no other. This annual natural event takes place between the months of July to September and involves millions of wildebeest accompanied by hundreds of zebra, antelope species of gazelles, impala and elands with their newly-born young as they attempt to cross the vast Tanzania’s Serengeti plains northwards into Kenya’s Masai Mara National reserve in search of food and water.
Game drives in open savannah grasslands teeming with wildlife
Kenya has endless savannah plains and scorched deserts interrupted by snow-capped mountains, cool highlands and equatorial forests. The scenic coastline possesses the atmosphere of a paradise island and is sprinkled with colourful coral reefs. The highland areas of Central Kenya – including the Laikipia Plateau – provide rich soil for farming, making Kenya one of the most agriculturally productive countries in Africa; this area is a conservancy area of 9 500 sq. km, and a major component of the Ewaso Ecosystem, which supports the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya.
Meeting the Maasai people in their homes
No journey to the Masai Mara would be complete without an authentic cultural experience that gets you up close and personal with the fascinating Maasai people. They will invite you into their humble mud and stick manyattas (homesteads) and reveal their pastoral world and ancient, time-honoured traditions.
Having breakfast with giraffe in Nairobi
Giraffe Manor provides guests with the unique and thrilling opportunity to have breakfast with giraffe in a gracious, colonial home in the outskirts of Nairobi. During your stay, you’ll also learn the fascinating story of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe at a local conservation centre.